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very thought-provoking and compelling, and really underscores how strong people can be, and tough. >> and send in memories of the jersey shore. >> absolutely, thank you for bringing that to us, the news continues with don lemon in columbus, ohio, battleground stat state. thank you very much, fredricka, i'm don lemon. good evening, everyone, from the beautiful boat house restaurant in downtown columbus, ohio, we're coming to you tonight from a critical swing state, a state,
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quite frankly, with the luxury to call itself the swing state. a state in our minds and hearts that can only call itself devastated, places like jersey and new york. for almost a week now, we have been watching people literally fight for their lives. >> we are going to die. you don't understand, you got to get your trucks here on this corner. >> nearly 3 million people, still without power in 15 states. 106 people are dead now, and leaders say they could find more bodies underneath the rubble or washing to shore. now, that is a background, but with no gas and water in some places and with food and shelter in short supply in many places, where would politics? specifically voting, be on your list of priorities? it is not very high, even for the governor of new jersey. >> i have the job here in new jersey that is much bigger than
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the presidential politics. and i could care less about any of that stuff. i have a job to do. 2.4 million people without flower, devastation on the shores, if you think right now i give a darn about the presidential politics then you don't know me. >> i think the governor said it well, if fema and the red cross struggled to get into some areas, why would anyone think that people can get out to vote? and the real question is, should our leaders, should our leaders be considering the real possibility of postponing voting in the hardest hit areas? that is a question we'll ask our guests in the next hour on cnn. so right now on the phone with me is a man who has dealt with natural disaster in his city, the mayor of philadelphia and knows all about the politics, and of the northeast, specifically. mayor michael nutter, and joe, the national guard is providing
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trucks as polling places in new jersey because the buildings were wiped out. officials in other states are getting creative to make sure everyone gets a chance to vote. so we still don't know. so i'm going to get to you and talk to you first about this. what are the states doing before i get to the mayor? what are the states doing to try to make sure that people are getting to the polls? and number one, should we really be considering the possibility of postponing voting in the hardest hit areas? >> well, don's it -- don it is easy if there is a state law that says you can change the election date in the state of an emergency, the law that says you can add a voting day if fewer than 25% of voters cast ballots, due to an emergency. otherwise, there are big challenges, secretary of state in connecticut, denise merrill was on cnn a little while ago. she said she did a tour of places like greenwitch,
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bringport, finding a lot of elderly people clustered along the shoreline. concerns that some are still in shelters, people have no power, so polling is one of those issues that sort of goes farther down on the list. and if you listen here for just a moment, you can hear her talking about that. >> and i did a tour yesterday of places like greenwitch, and our biggest city like bridgeport, where there are frail, elderly people, there are concerns there, some are still in shelters. many don't have power, we do have power at most of of the polling places but i think there are concerns about actually reaching people and getting them to vote. >> and don, some of the states affected by the storm are already taking the steps that they can take to make sure people vote, even if they can't show up at the polls. things like extending, absentee
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voting, those are the things to watch the closest because the presidential race has been so close there. around philadelphia, which is a stronghold of democrats, there have been some concerns about power, raising other concerns about turnout. don? >> uh-huh, that is a good way to get to the mayor, now, mayor michael nutter, thank you so much for joining us, you heard what joe said. and if you look at the latest poll that we have from october 31st, it has 49 for president obama, 49 for mitt romney, but the margin of error, is two. pennsylvania usually goes blue. what happens if pennsylvania goes red now? and will there be a contest of this election, saying hey, you know what, people were disenfranchised. what do you make of that? >> well, first of all. i know after having contacted the governor's office all the
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polling places are making sure that places across pennsylvania are geared up and ready to go. and hey, the power gets back on. which i know the utility company has been working hard on. or d, we utilize the generators that are available to us, and primarily through fema. so i think that we want to ensure the right to vote, all the efforts must be made to make sure the polling places, people can primarily go to the place that they normally go to vote. and that all of our efforts as government leaders, regardless of party, but certainly as mayor of the city of philadelphia, i'm going to do everything i can to make sure all of our polling places are in working, operating order. i don't think we have any at this point that are without power. but i have ever confidence that governor corbett and his team, the secretary of the
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commonwealth, well make sure that the polling places are operating, either under their own power or with generators. and that is how we should approach it. >> and mayor, i know you have a very busy schedule because you're dealing with this, and with the election, just three days. three days to the election. and i'm just being honest here, of course we want to encourage everybody to vote, let's be realistic. when you saw the woman who lost her kids, they washed away. when you see people on the corner, saying we're dying here, we don't have food, shelter, clothes, i can't get gas. where would presidential voting and politics be on people's minds if they have lost everything they own? >> reporter: well, i think the person, anybody, first and foremost will think about their current state and what is going on with their families. you know, preserving yourself, that is of the highest order. and you know, pretty much everything else takes second or
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third place. so again, our focus is government leaders. and community leaders have to make sure that everybody is safe, secure, sound and can deal with the fundamentals. everything else really just gets sent to the side. and we'll do that in pennsylvania, and the other states. you heard governor chris christie, i think he could not have been more clear in his comments. so let us deal with the tragedy that has happened in communities, and certainly for the individuals. the voting process is a sacred rite, but as -- i think has been made clear, people also have a responsibility to themselves, first and foremost. >> yeah, thank you very much. mayor nutter, and thank you very much, joe johns, stick around, i'll be getting back to you here on cnn, as well. i have a quick check of the map showing the final push is on in the electoral battleground states. with the clock ticking and the race for the white house and a
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dead heat. have a look at this. president barack obama is campaigning in wisconsin, ohio and virginia today. while mitt romney is focusing on new hampshire, iowa and colorado. and of course, cnn is a place of complete election coverage. we don't know what is going to happen here, we have sandy and a very close race, all the candidates are focusing their attention in the battleground states. the hold, the surprise here, make sure you watch what happens, america's choice, count down, 8 eastern, only here on cnn. and from the political end game to more now on that slow, steady recovery from superstorm sandy, emergency teams are still doing the grim work of finding sandy's victims. and as i said the death toll in the u.s. has risen to at least 106 people. many areas are still without power. and authorities warn that it could be a week, a week before they get it back. 2.7 million households in the dark. nearly 3 million.
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electricity not the only thing in short supply. gas lines are still a reality for people in new york and new jersey and millions of gallons of fuel are being trucked to those affected areas. well, new jersey governor chris christie has ordered rationing in dozens of counties there. despite all the suffering there are signs of hope. >> 80% of the subway service has been restored. that is under literally in under one week. 80% of the subway service has been restored from what was horrendous damage. >> and workers are busy securing the crane that left dangling by sandy's fierce winds. look at that thing, officials say it could take up to 36 hours to finish that job. you know, the economy is a huge issue in the election, and here in ohio, why are the people in the state with one of the lowest unemployment rates the most worried? some answers on cnn, next. hone
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and in america's heartland, you may think the jobs report has been a boost for president obama, he won ohio four years ago. and the economy overall is doing better than the rest of the country. but voters are still undecided. and as poppy harlow heard, there are still concerns. >> we basically started this in a run-down garage. >> reporter: that was 33 years ago, how is business? >> slow. >> reporter: you see, kevin has watched the business at his metal company fall and fall, down 20% this year. >> mid-2012, it started to slow down. and it has been a downward trend ever since, probably may. >> reporter: but his iowa is not the iowa the economic numbers illustrate, largely spared by the housing crisis, reaping the benefits of a strong farming
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sector, and unemployment well below the national average. >> i realize here, we're not bad in iowa. but our customer basis not basically in iowa. >> reporter: matters how california looks and how nevada and virginia looks. >> right. >> it is difficult for mitt romney to say this economy is in free fall, it is not. unemployment rate here is pretty darn good, 5.2%, the lowest in the country. the president won by ten points here in the last election, my question for you, sue, why isn't he locking it down? >> you know, we actually feel like we're locking it down, we have been locking it down for two years. >> i think she is selling you something, they are not locking it down. >> reporter: we found plenty of people in iowa who are not convinced. >> we can't sustain itself, you hear these big huge empires,
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countries are going bankrupt. it will be us. >> reporter: he doesn't think he has plans for the deficit. >> i don't think either side has plans for it. it becomes the lesser of two evils. >> reporter: kevin says he can't plan a 2013 budget and certainly can't hire. >> our customers are just slow. they're just not ordering. >> reporter: he says like him, they're frozen, waiting to see who wins the election and whether we fall off the fiscal cliff. >> i need some reassurance that we're going to take care of our debt problem. that we're going to help small business. >> reporter: he says he will vote for romney, but acknowledges that is little the next president can do without congress and it pains him. >> so this is my dream. i mean, i have everything invested in this company. and so my name is on the line with the banks. and so i got to make it happen.
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my people are counting on me. >> reporter: the economic numbers in iowa tell a good story for the president. but plenty of people worry about the bigger picture, and neither campaign can take this state's six critical electoral votes for granted. >> poppy harlow in des moines right now, poppy, there does not seem to be a lot of enthusiasm on either side in terms of the candidates' economic plans. >> reporter: that is exactly right, don, i mean, you're really getting the sense of people there in ohio, and i'm getting the sense across the state in ohio. we have been here for a week, and not one person i talked to has been enthusiastic, saying i think this candidate or this candidate has what it takes to turn this economy around and long-term get us on a stronger fiscal path. and i think that is concerning when you talk about the battle in a battleground state like this, getting the votes out. because i think here, especially in the midwest and especially in
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iowa, it is about winning the hearts of the middle class. now that said, i have talked to obama supporters here who say it is correct our economy is not where it needs to be, but we do like the plans the president has. his focus on education and training. we need to give it more time. the romney supporters you heard from completely disagree. i will tell you, though, the unemployment rate here is relatively good, 5.2%, so when you look at the bigger picture here, folks think what is ahead for my children? what does the deficit mean long-term, not just why don't i have a better paying job right now. so look, this is a place where people are very financially conservative. it is the midwest. and they're sick of seeing our government spend the way it has been. >> all right, poppy harlow in des moines, thank you very much. >> reporter: the fight for this key battleground state is heating up. we'll show you how they're helping to win over voters. folks who save hundreds of dollars
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we're back now live in downtown columbus at the beautiful boat house restaurant in confluence park, and voters
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right here in ohio, may decide the most important presidential race in history. both are trying to woo the voters and score the most electoral votes. the latest snap shot, look at it of the 50% of likely voters support president obama, 47%, choosing mitt romney, the margin of error is 3 percentage points. the lines are burning up. i visited both campaigns. it is sort of a symphony of noise. dayton, ohio, these volunteers are trying to reach everyone they can as the clock ticks towards election day. >> do you ever get distracted by all the people around you calling? >> no, we don't. we talk all the time. and everybody is talking. right now they have all stopped. but no, we talk at the same time and get the same message out to
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whomever we're talking. >> reporter: chris cameron and her husband, bill butler, traveled a long way to help the president. >> reporter: why is it so important? >> well, we're from california, but came to ohio, california is kind of a safe state. we wanted to be where the action was, and it is very important to get every single voter out there. >> reporter: she is the lead veteran here. >> how long have you been doing this? >> oh, about 50 years. >> reporter: 50 years you have been volunteering for democrats? >> yes, if they don't have rides we're standing, ready to pick them up to carry them and put them right on the spot. wherever it is. >> reporter: on the other side of town, from the other side of the aisle, another group of ladies is burning up the phone lines for governor mitt romney, for mary mogan, sometimes her calls are a success. >> can we count on your vote for
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mitt? yes, that is what i want to hear, thank you so much. >> reporter: and sometimes, not so much. >> can we count on you for mitt romney? headli hello. i guess that is a no. >> reporter: across the table, one-month call newy says she is unempl unemployed, and hope that mitt romney will help her get back to work. >> i hear excitement on the other line, and that excites me even more. and it is very encouraging that there are a lot of mitt romney supporters out there. >> reporter: and they dial and dial some more. >> let's see your dial finger, is it calloused? which finger do you use? >> i kind of use them all. >> reporter: you're a master dialer? >> i am, i don't need the cheat sheet anymore. >> reporter: two teams, working hard and changing the meaning of "phoning it in." dedicated people there, lots of
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people in ohio made up their minds, made up their final decision. just look at the long lines there in cincinnati. ohio has almost 8 million registered voters. and most of them show up at the po polls. almost 70% of them turn out here at the polls, more nationwide. i want to bring us to tracy, where did we work together? it is a small business. philadelphia, was it chicago or probably in a number of those places. >> right. >> i talked to all the people voting here, at last count we spoke to the secretary of state who said that 1.6 million people have voted in the state already. and that is total in person, and mailing it in. that is a lot of people, high turnout. you heard the ladies on the phone there, the volunteers. are people just kind of sick of being called and just being, you know, all the time asked for their vote and their support? >> it is interesting, don, i think people are tired of being
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called and called and tired of mailers. and they tell us they're tired of the ads on television. and so i think it is driving people to really get out and vote early. i was in cleveland this morning. and the president was talking to folks at mentor high school. and he asked about early voting, just about everybody raised their hands, they had gotten it done. >> reporter: and i was in ohio, trying to watch you guys seeing what is going on. i said i'm getting depressed, not because of the news. but because the ads are just -- every single one are negative, you have a weekly political show. >> called "capital square," every sunday. >> reporter: the issues here for you, i would imagine it is the economy at the top of mind for everybody. >> it really was the economy. and ohio is a little different, because there has been good news on the employment front. and so for a while there, there is sort of this tug of war, is
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the governor responsible for it? or is it something that has been the benefit of the president's administration. so there is good news there. you still have people getting laid off and people really struggling to make ends meet. so you know, this is a great place to live and it is going to be a great place to watch the election. because there is a little -- it is a microcosm of the country. >> reporter: and it will be interesting to watch. to get that many people, 80% of the electorate vote, are registered to vote. that is unbelievable, you don't get that high of a percentage pretty much anywhere. >> right, and you know, franklin county will be critical. you showed hamilton, it went for obama in 2008. so a lot to watch in ohio on election day. >> reporter: it is good to see you. >> great to see you. >> reporter: it is a small business. thank you, tracy townsend, we appreciate it. you know one different state, two different polls and candidates in the lead. and what is going on in one of
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it is the biggest prize of the battleground states,
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florida, 29 electoral votes. and the campaigns know it. combined they spent loclose to 7 million in ads there, the pay off, days ago it showed each candidate with the lead. wall street journal marist poll has obama ahead, others say mitt romney is ahead. live from plantation, john? my goodness, a lot of money to spend at being a tie. >> yeah, it sure is, you know, of course, it is good for the economy i guess down here, and they certainly need it when you talk to people down here in these long lines behind me. and you can see there is a long line of voters. this is early voting, the last day of early voting. the line is about two hours long now, earlier today, three and a half to four hour waits here at this polling station in broward
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county. now, part of the reason for these long lines, the state legislature reduced the number of days from 14 down to eight, early voting. so that has had a big impact, and a lot of people are saying that means we're going to see long lines again on tuesday at the polls. you know, just up north, long lines, as well. and in orange park up in -- near the orlando area, in lake park, what they had were two suspicious packages that actually had to be detonated, and they had to close down that polling station for a while and have people go to some of the other polling stations, as well. but there are some people we talked to over the past few days who said you know what? i'm waiting until tuesday anyway. because i'm not too sure this early voting is right for me. >> i always have felt if i voted on the day of the election, my vote would really be counted.
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and i have heard of other scenarios in which people have voted earlier, and their vote doesn't get counted. >> now, couple of days ago, the league of women voters called on the republican governor, rick scott, to extend voting hours. scott's response was, early voting is going just fine and i hope everybody gets to vote. and today, democratic senator bell nelson, who himself is running for re-election, sent a letter to the governor asking the governor to extend early voting at least by one day. but we don't believe there has been a response from the governor on that. so at this point, we believe the voting will end an hour and a half. but if you're in line and you see the long line, in line at 7:00. you will be allowed to vote. even if it is 9 or 1:00 when you get -- 10:00 when you get in there. give it some time, may the best man win?
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you have just a couple of days to cast your vote in the presidential election, then rush home to watch cnn's live coverage of the election, starting at 6 eastern. you know, with many without power after superstorm sandy, people are finding creative ways to help each other. next, i want you to meet an 11-year-old girl who found a way to help her neighbors and the red cross. things are beginning to get rolling. and regions is here to help. making it easier with the expertise and service to keep those wheels turning. from business loans to cash management, we want to be your partner moving forward. so switch to regions. and let's get going. together. ♪
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in the aftermath of superstorm sandy, you know, getting back to normal seems like a distant reality. survivors pleading for basic necessities. most importantly, power. one really ingenious 11-year-old whose family lives on a block in hoboken, she decided to do something. she set up a charging station right in front of her very own home, allowing dozens of people to get back on the grid, if only
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for a few minutes. lucy wachociac joins me, tell us about the cafe, you doing okay? >> yeah. >> tell us about this cafe? >> well, i got this idea for the cafe because some people didn't have power in our town. and most people need their electronics to go on. so we set up a table with some power cords, and our wi-fi password, and people could just get in touch with their friends, loved ones, people they needed to contact. >> well, it looks like your power station was a big hit. how many people came to your house? >> well, i estimate about a 100 people came altogether over the days that we set it up. >> uh-huh.
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so anyone is welcome to plug in. but to use it, you're asking for a small donation. what are you going to do with that money? >> well, all the money that we raised, which is $392, we were going to donate to the red cross. >> the american red cross, right? >> yes. >> how much money? >> well, we got $392, and we also received a generous donation of $2500 from somebody who was going to run the marathon, but since it was cancelled he donated all the money he would have spent going to the marathon, and donated it to the red cross. >> all right, well, good job, 11-year-old lucy. thank you. >> all right, thousands lost everything in superstorm sandy. it is a situation that is hard
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for the rest of us to even imagine. we've seen the physical impactmeimpact. up next, we're going to talk about what the survivors may be deal with, psychologically. >> we lost our house, our pool, and god only knows what else. >> unbelievable, like a war zone. >> i'm not exactly sure where to go from here besides calling the insurance company. >> that is the first step, then comes calculating the loss and cashing the check. in sandy's wake, tens of thousands of homeowners are now asking if a tree falls in a hurricane who pays? >> if the tree hits your house, you call your insurance company, and file a claim. you're going to be covered for the damage that that tree does to your house, for anything that is in the house, and for the cost of removing that tree. >> jean salvatore of the insurance institution. >> wind is one of those standard disasters that is covered.
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>> reporter: with sandy's wind came water. >> most people buy flood insurance from the national flood insurance program. so if you have a flood insurance policy you're going to be covered for that. >> reporter: about 14,000 homeowners in the northeast had flood insurance, more than when hurricane irene came. >> can they get help from the federal government? >> well, people need to get in touch with fema and find out what is available to them. they may be able to get some sort of disaster loans. >> reporter: another enduring image of sandy, flooded cars. >> you're covered under a lot of the natural disasters flood portion of the insurance. it will cover wind damage and flooding. >> reporter: keep notes, kind as many receipts as you can. be thorough with the claims adjuster, no damage is too small to mention. keep your patience and perspective. >> homes can always be rebuilt. as long as we have our lives,
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all right, listen, this concerns the top of our show. and we have told you about the issues that are going to go along with voting in affected areas. this is breaking news, coming out of new jersey, governor chris christie, the department of state is directing the county election officials to permit the registered new jersey votevoter listen to this, the displaced voters, which can vote either by e-mail or fax, already in place for the overseas military voters. they will open this for the people in new jersey, displaced. again, this came from the director of county officials, the registered voters displaced
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to vote electronically. it goes on to talk about why they're allowing people to do this, not only the people displaced, but the workers coming there to help those displaced. to vote as well. electronic voters, once this is up, the displaced voters can submit a mail-in ballot application either by e-mail or fax to the county clerk. once it is approved, they will electronically send it to the voter by fax or e-mail. voters must return their electronic ballot by fax or e-mail, no later than november 6th, 2012, at 8:00. and then it goes on to tell how voters can download the ballots. but again, adding a new wrinkle into this election that is going to happen on november 6th. people displaced in new jersey, now can vote by fax or by e-mail, which is very interesting. it happens but it doesn't really happen that much for civilians.
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more on this at the top of the hour with wolf blitzer. let's talk to behavior specialist, wendy, we have been seeing what happened on the eastern seaboard. we've seen what happens, thousands lost their homes. really, you look at these pictures, how do people deal with this? how do you wrap your mind about something with this magnitude? >> well, the important thing to remember is not to under estimate the mental health consequences of disasters like this. even if you're not in it and you're watching it on television frequently you can have is symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder, so of course it can be more serve. >> uh-huh, and when we say effects, what kind of symptoms are we talking about here? should some people seek out
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mental health treatment? >> well, in the first concern, they should be concerned about their families and healing. but there could be disturbances in sleeping, eating, being upset, loss of patience, weeping, sadness, a numbness, disengaged, almost like you're watching a movie of everything going on, like you're not really in there experiencing it. >> you know, we heard some back and forth this week about this -- it is important for leaders and elected officials to visit these areas. is it really important for them, you see the people crying, and you know in their leader's arms. does that do anything for the victims? >> psychologically, i believe it does. remember, when we're in a stress situation like this, we regress almost into a child-like state. and we all share the fantasy
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that a mommy or daddy-type figure will come and save them. so just having the presence of those who on some level are kind of caring for us, or at least steering the ship a bit, can console a lot of people. and the other thing i want to mention quickly, children often recover from a post-traumatic stress situation, very quickly, if the parents keep calm. so it is really important that the parents try not to exhibit their anxiety in front of the kids. >> all right, dr. wendy, thank you very much. we talk about should there be consideration about postponing voting in some of the hardest hit areas. new jersey governor coming out to say that voting will be available for those displaced by hurricane sandy. we'll be right back in a moment.
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all right. welcome back to the swing state of ohio. a 21st century voter has plenty of tools to make election day as easy as possible and many of them you can find at cnn.com. josh levs shows me what to do nd
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where to go. >> we've got some brand new ones. amazing things that can give you a window into where things stand nationwide. this is what we call the road to 270. we're showing you based on cnn's latest calculations where things stand in the electoral race. you have the ability to try things out for yourself if romney gets a certain state, if president obama gets a certain state. but this is something brand new here that i want you to see here. you can click on any state in the country and find out how much money each of the candidates have spent there, how many times they've visited there and how much money they have raised there. for example, you're in ohio. this shows here how much money president obama has spent and in that same time frame how much money mitt romney has spend. also how much of the spending went tol negative ads versus positive ads. fascinating. and then what you can do is compare any two states in any category. so take a look here. i was wondering how often the candidates have visited ohio and how often they visited colorado.
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so i typed in those two states and it shows me how many times in this campaign season they visited each and then you can snapshot each. you can take it and post it on twitter and facebook. speaking of facebook there was a study that find that facebook really can help get people to the poles. the i'm voting app on my facebook page right now. once you're inside and say that you're voting, you can take part in all sorts of conversations and you can join the facebook polls there. so we've done a lot of great stuff. i'll tell you it's unlike anything for any election we've seen. >> and you can find your ballot before you ever step into line, josh? >> yeah. you can see your ballot right now. that's what i'll show you right here. we've actually got it set up so you can see all of the races that you will be asked to vote on. it's cnn.com/vit.
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you type in your adros and it will show you all of the things that will be on your ballot. i used my hometown of al ban ba new york. it's just the beginning. >> we've got to get to colorado springs right now. we want to get live right now, mitt romney taking the stage in colorado springs. there he is speaking. both men are out in force today going to all the swing states. they're going to be in every single swing state pretty much until the election come tuesday. you can watch this entire event if you want to, you can go to cnn.com, just log on and you can watch in its entirety., we're back from ohio in just a moment. automatically filter just the right amount of light. so you see everything the way it's meant to be seen. maybe even a little better. vsp members can save on all authentic transitions lenses,
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we showed you mitt romney in colorado springs, there's the vice president of the united states campaigning. he is in pueblo, colorado. both men in pueblo. we have been talking how they fly in and out. sometimes one plane takes off and the other one lands and they kind of meet up at the airport, so to speak. so there is the vice president campaigning, pueblo, colorado. go to cnn.com, you can watch the whole thing there as well. some interesting campaign news to tell you about. puppeteers and their puppets
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were on the national mall was billed as the million puppet march. it is in response to comments mitt romney made about big bird during the presidential debate. he referred to the character when talking about plans to cut public funding for public broadcasting. the march is not affiliated with pbs, the hen son company or disney. if you are going out clubbing tonight, if you want to stay up and watch us late, go ahead and enjoy an extra hour on the dance floor. for less rowdy people, you can savor an extra hour of precious sleep. that's what i'll be doing. daylight saving's time ends at 2:00 a.m. sunday. turn your clock back one hour. spring forward, fall back, of course. benjamin franklin first came up with the idea in

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